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healthcare law. a reboot of sorts after weeks and weeks of really bad p.r. the president pumped up what he called obamacare successes. he spoke at the white house part of it live here on fox news channel, surrounded by people he says are benefiting from the new law. his aides say it's an effort to move past the problems with the enrollment web site which the feds say they have dramatically improved. the white house says around a million people visited healthcare.gov just yesterday, and if the vast majority did not have any problems. the president says that is proof the law is now working. >> after just the first month, despite all the problems in the roll-out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> and as the president tries to move focus from the web site itself and back to the basic office the healthcare law, republican leaders are doing the same, and attacking the law itself. >> it's not just a broken web site. this b
>>> i'm chris wallace. the obama administration says it met its deadline to fix healthcare.gov. but it is also telling people there is no rush to sign up. >> as more enrollment deadlines are pushed back, is the website the least of obamacare's problems? we'll ask two health care experts on opposite sides of the debate, james capretta and neera tanden. plus, our sunday panel weighs in on white house efforts to lower expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all
washington. >>> the centers for medicare and medicaid services say more people are going to healthcare.gov , but fewer are encountering real errors. the president talked about healthcare, mike viqueira, joins us from washington. why was this event important for the president to continue to push the healthcare law? >> reporter: you're right, the president in the second day of the reboot after the failure of healthealthcare.gov . lots of democrats very upset. lots of people trying to get healthcare, so what is the president trying to do? he's trying to talk to key constituencies, and remind everybody of the attributes as he sees them, boom care, as he has referred to it for two days in a row. who is he talking to? young invincibles, you and i are beyond that cohort, but these are the folks that they're counting on. these are the folks who must buy insurance. it's important to get folks who are healthier, i.e. younger into the system so all the premiums, all of the places make sense and it all balances out. that was the key. that yes, sir the president spoke to activists here in the compl
. >> there is a new report from the washington post that combines all of the healthcare.gov errors and impacted a third of the people signing up. that is raising questioning of whether they will get the coverage they were expecting in the now years. lou, good day to you. we turn to you for the private sector velocitty. >> the insurance companies, what are they receiving on their end? >> the insurance companies basically are the source of these reviews and 834s. and epirollment forms we are not told about and how many people enrolled. we are learning about the insurance companies, a third of the enrollment forms for want of a better expression are flawed in some way, substantially and significantly to the point they are not reliable and the tens of thousands of people who think they enrolled in obama care have not done so. >> when do they find out or do they? >> that is one of the introwing questions. the administration is not acknowledging the dimension of the problem itself. and what they are doing to go back and gather them up. a quarter of a million people were put in a cube because they cou
-relations healthcare.gov. republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from democrats. numbers. the phone you can also post your comments on facebook.com/c-span and tweet us. times,ng to the new
and it will per swad a lot of people. >> while the obama responded to healthcare through a pr campaign republicans are pointing out the flaws of obamacare. >> the problem is premiums were too high. under obamacare the premium is even higher. i don't see how observe care can work. >> kathleen sebelius was in the house answering more questions about the rollout of healthcare.gov and obamacare. >> kelly wright. we will see what happens today. >> putting consumers out of subsidized insurance. a brand new report saysed the federal exchange is incorrect telling some people they are eligible for medicaid throwing them into consumer limbo. they are only able to buy them at full price now many might be left without insurance at all. you should pile an appeal of the marketplace. >> defense secretary chuck hagel meets with the prime minister to talk about the threats and ways to promote stability in neighboring afghanistan. this as hamid karzai adres with a security deal in iran. they agree to a long-term political security economic deal with the country while still resitsing a security agreement with the u.
healthcare site has given the obama administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tr
to healthcare.gov take a look for yourself in your state what is available to you. there is no reason why you shouldn't have health insurance. >> we are hearing a different story from kathleen sebelius saying they have to fix a couple houn problems saying we are not where we need to be. some krit tings are asking -- it is an attempt at the president to force his hand at a legacy. >> he is standing there alone in the wind as the whole thing obamacare collapses around him. he did not do what fdr and lbj did. they understand the majorities are temporary. he easceased on a temporary majority. american people really rejected now he's reaping the whirlwind from that. >>> the administration has initial goal of having about 700,000 people sign up by the end of november. as we know from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius all have been much lower. >> one texas woman has been struggling to sign up for obamacare since the beginning of october. she has filled out the application twice and both times she has hit a brick wall. >> they want proof of my my personal resident id number twice
city. an update on the state of healthcare.gov. plus, the pension crisis in illinois. what it means for it the rest of the nation. >> there's probably a lot of lessons to be learned from the things that illinois has done wrong here. >> and jeffrey brown looks at images of war, before, during, and after. next on "pbs newshour weekend." >> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible by lewis b. cullman and louise hirschfeld cullman, mutual of america, judy and josh weston, citi foundation, in memory of miriam and ira d. wallach, cheryl and philip milstein family, rosalind p. walter, additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs sto z station from viewers like you. thank you. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. the white house said today it's met its goal of improving healthcare.gov so that millions of americans can buy health insurance. the administration's progress and performance report said the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of people using it. it called the site stable 90% of the time and sa
to ask what else are they hiding? while the white house wants to claim healthcare.gov is now working, we know obamacare is still plagued with problems. every american deserves relief from it. while this administration has to finally come clean and explain why and how americans are impacted by this law. this is not something that is helping americans. it is harming those that need help most right now. welcome back, we hope you all had time with your families. hearing from the leader about the different things that the president hit within passing this legislation, you all member the time it was passed late night on the weekend. by that time, there were democrats who were even there is about voting for it, so the administration put together a memo. a memo tohrough nervous democrats stating, when voters learn about the composition of the plant, support grows considerably. the plan has been passed. the plan is now into a process. people are learning more about it. we found from the gallup poll that just came out yesterday, it tells a different story. those who are familiar with the health ca
nestle. good food, good life. >>> the injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhuma inhumane. well, not anymore. >> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," stand and deliver. the president is fighting back against health care critics while acknowledging his team's rocky rollout. >> between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in order to appeal the affordable care act and admittedly poor execution in implementing the latest stage of the new law. >> circling the globe. secretary of state john kerry and vice president joe biden meeting with allies and adversaries on issues from iran to afghanistan and china's territorial dispute with japan. before we get down to business in beijing today, the vice president surprised chinese citizens lined up for visas at the u.s. embassy. >>> white-out. a brutal winter storm blanketing the country. snow, ice, and a deep freeze. we'll have a live report from a very snowy denver, colorado. >>> and our favorite fictional anchorman has conquered broadcast news. now he's about to take on "sportscenter." >> you can have south be
to washington. white house officials are announcing they have met their deadline from improving healthcare.gov saying it will work smoothly for the vast majority of users. the repair team made 400 technical fixes and says the website with host 50,000 people at the same time. the obama administration also says the site is stable more than 90% of the time. healthcare.gov far from perfect. "the new york times" reports insurance companies are still not receiving all the information about individuals who sign up for coverage through the exchanges. and that creates a logistical nightmare for these guys. they need to track down that additional data and in some instances the insurance companies have no record that consumers signed up for coverage at all through the website. but former adviser to president obama david pluf insisted obama care will be viewed as a success even if it doesn't happen until after the president is out of office. >> this program was designed to be implemented by the states. in most of the states running our exchanges is going quite well. you talk about medicaid. i think it
received help dealing with the healthcare.gov website over the past two months. >> if you have someone sitting with you and try to navigate and you keep getting kicked off, getting back on is difficult. >> former record company executives like bidy and dunn who run the health alliance feels it is worth the temporary frustrations of the affordable care roll out. >> a lot of it is education. they don't understand what it is and are afraid to go through the process. >> for andy peak the partial government shutdown created confusion and fear about the affordable care act. >> i didn't want to punch the bottom and sign up to pay $280-$300, adding it to my meagre month to month income. >> as the dust settles counselling from the music heath alliance allowed him to take a look and sign up. he'll pay around $150 a month. and for a career musician, that could allow him to pursue his passion of performing for the rest of his life. >>> the administration says healthcare.gov is functional for 80% of users. >>> let's get a look at the morning business headlines. european and u.s. banks are expected
wants to enforce. and changes he wants to make to healthcare. what does that mean if america can't stop sit. >> what does america look like we have executive upon executive who build upon this continual stretching of the constitutional restraints and article one. >> i have great trepidation where we are heading. we are creating a new system. we have this rising fourth branch in a system that is tripartid. in that system you have the rise of an uber president. there could be no greater danger for individual liberty. i think the framers would be horrified by that shift. >> if the people come to believe the government is no longer constrained by the laws, they will believe neither are they. this is a dangerous thing for the president to do to impose obligation on people that the legislature did not approve. martha: powerful testimony in there yesterday. i'm joined by bob goodlatte, the chairman of the house judiciary committee that held that hearing yesterday. give everybody at home the background as to why you felt it necessary to have this hearing in the first place. >> i think the publi
says consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in
said healthcare dot gov handled hundreds of thousands of visitors. >> we're keeping our eyes on a freeze on watch that will go into effect later on tonight. i will break down this when we continue. >> welcome back. we now know why this commuter train derailed yesterday in new york city. it was just going too fast. as it came up on a curve. the national transportation safety board says, information from the train's two data recorders shows the train was goiing 82 - miles- an- hour, on a turn when it should have been going no more than 30 mph. four people were killed, including jim lovell, a married father of three boys. >> this is what his family had to say. >> "i just want to say that he was a very loving father and i miss him a lot, and everybody cared about him. everybody." >> the engineer told officials, he applied the brakes but the train did not slow down. investigators found that the brakes were applied five seconds before impact. they say, they're looking at the engineer's cell phone records. and will continue to question him. >> the state of illinois is home to the wo
. president obama saying the health-care rollout has been fixed and americans should give it another chance. >> tell your friends and your family not to let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> ukrainians braves another night in the cold. they have failed to unseat the government, but they say they won't hit -- quick. -- they won't quit. breakingung and stereotypes. we introduce you to the woman who built computer code. we are broadcast on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. forms will make life better for millions of americans, that was the message from president obama today as he defended the health- care program that has been beset by technical glitches. he said a lot of the website problems are now fixed, but critics are not convinced. >> on the streets of baltimore, the people who -- the people obamacare is designed to help. they have nothing to fall back on if they become ill. a getting them signed up has been undermined by a website plagued by failure and incompetence. president vowed the law would not change. >> you've got good ideas? bri
] talk about at to war on women, look no further than this health-care law. just consider some of the stories i have heard from folks in my district. she and herld me husband received cancellation notices and the replacement would told their premiums. help,he called to ask for the insurance company told marianne that if she does not sign up for a plan to law requires the enrolled her in a suggested policy. this increase will consume their gas and grocery money for the month. now she sees no choice but to cancel their insurance altogether. pat and his wife are in their mid-50's and their premium is going to jump from 248 dollars to $968 per month. that is nearly four times higher. aey have always preferred high deductible policy because they work hard to stay in good health. when they do need care, they like to shop for the best value. seen, this administration thinks it knows better than they do. then there is liz from sanford. business owner with only two employees, herself at her husband. their premiums went up 127%. she and her husband are regular hard-working healthy americ
of whether congress is productive. are trying to fight the battle on the health-care law and are being more of. we have been talking with ian swanson. thank you for joining us this morning. now to marietta, georgia. david is on our line for independents. is whenmy main comment we look at the nsa spying activity, if you know a lot about somebody you can manipulate their behavior. looking at a americans and foreigners abroad, i think about a lot of people who don't have much. now there is this force that has the ability to know anything about them. think it is any different than some he cheating and car's. you know aketing, if lot about the person you are trying to influence and purchase decision, the more you know the more successful you can position yourself to get them to buy your products. but in thisferent case it is more disconcerting because it is somebody acting in ways you just have no idea about. i think it is kind of disingenuous because it can be abused. >> our topics this morning, is government surveillance going to far? the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on twitter,
. >> not too early to be talking about healthcare.gov. this is what the obama website looks like today. this is brand-new. see plans before i apply. what's different is -- they were afraid to put this out in the beginning because they thought sticker shock would scare people away but now you can click on that. what's interesting is the sticker shock is going to overwhelm people. i was reading today if you are 35 years old, a couple living in el paso, texas, you get the blue cross-blue shield plan, the premium is less than $300 a month but the deductible is $12,000 a year. this is not what we were promised. >> not at all. also on the website, i saw was they added a q. and a. area where it says can i keep my own doctor because everyone has been asking. it answers depending on the plan you choose and the marketplace, you may -- not you can -- you may be able to keep your own doctor, certainly raising eyebrows and suspicions when it comes to remembering and recalling the president's promise that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctors. chris wallace, ezekiel emanual behind it al
parts of his health-care law. host: our next caller. caller: good morning. i have been in the health insurance business for 20 years. i status -- my dad started a business in 1982. i live in south georgia. we have 282 -- 282 drivers network -- there'll no longer be pediatricians -- a pediatrician center here. they are not on the network. they are not in any industry that is able to survive on $.20 margin. they could have a chance to exist. that is just the situation they have been put in. they have responded to the free market. it is 100% because of before the care act. i have been hearing the same things from constituents. it is becoming a greater issue as more and more providers are looking at other options. it is having a real bad impact already. estimatesally the just a couple of years ago say that one fourth of our fighters would disappear under obamacare. it is going to happen across the land. even if you are able to receive your card and go into the doctor on january 2, you may find out your dr. you have had for 20 years is not in the system. that is when we are going to recei
and current status of the healthcare.gov website. effect health care was the most completely shoot he'd ever dealt with. he is all by former senate majority leader tom daschle his remarks focus on the unique challenges of making the american health care system more affordable and effective. >> well, matt and ed, thank you do much but it's nice to see all of you this morning on a wonderful morning to talk about a very import subject for this country. a cherokee indian chief once said that success of a rain dance events a lot on timing. timing is everything, isn't it? pattani to talk about this subject is right now. the implementation of the affordable care act, opportunities and challenges. and we have i think an actual program today. we have two really terrific speakers, chief of staff of the white house denis mcdonough, from a jury of the u.s. senate tom daschle and then we have a panel that would be moderated by former senator bob bennett with the number of distinguished people on the panel. so that would be a day. we will have opportunity for some questions and answers along the road, let
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. >> but is it working as well as it should be? with president obama's promises to fix healthcare.gov, will the website be fixed well enough to handle the millions of people that could sign up this month? and what will be the impact of obama care on the 2014 elections, and even perhaps the 2016 presidential race? >>> plus, an historic week for pope francis with his first major statement, attacking what he calls, quote, the idolatry of money. what continues is a whirlwind change for the vatican. i'll go one on one with cardinal timothy dolan of new york. he is one of the leading cardinals in america. he talks about why the church has turned against obama care and why the church has been outmarketed on gay marriage. >>> nbc correspondent harry smith with the story of the survivor of the boston marathon bombing. he represents the true meaning of boston strong. i'm david gregory onand this is "meet the press" on sunday, december 1st. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare
work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. . >>> one prominent political so, with chevy's black friday sale, the price you see is the price you pay? yep, best prices of the year. i can't see. honey. [ laughs ] brad. yeah? what are you doing? uh... hi. hi. [ male announcer ] it's the chevy black friday sale. during the chevy black friday sale, get this malibu ls for under $20,000 or this cruze ls for around $17,000. hurry. the best prices of the year end monday, december 2nd. >>> no meet the press" is back with our political roundtable. chuck todd, stephanie rawlings-blake, andrea mitchell. >> welcome, stephanie rawlings-blake, mayor of baltimore, first time on "meet the press." mayor since 2010, serves on the national democratic committee as well. nice to have you here. >> nice to be here. >> the question is how good are things, really, and chu
through healthcare.gov. now it turns out you may not have the insurance you thought you had. about one in four of the people in october and november who signed up aren't going get insurance, because of errors with the website. either the insurance companies weren't notified, the money wasn't sent, the connection wasn't made. the worst part, you may not know. the federal government has not notified those people if they do not have insurance. >> you have until december 23rd, of course, to actually enroll. the point, come january 1st if you thought your registration went through the process, january 1st got the new coverage, turns out because of the errors you might not be enrolled at all. 1 in 4, corrected? that was 1 out of every 10 folks according to a new report this morning, one out of ten people who signed up through the website lieutenant have have errors involved. overall 25 perce% have errors a may not have coverage. >> and claiming victory, setting their bar so low at 80% of a success rate, that there you go. the problems are with these so-called 834 forms, which has your person
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, but with this healthcare law, surely you cannot point to whatt the congress intended to be these intricate provisions because many of them did not read or understand it. >> mr. cannon is claiming that it was the intention. it was intentional and purposeful of congress to come through the wall. >> we recognize the gentleman from texas. >> thank you mr. chairman and in all of the witnesses. it's good to see some of you back. i don't remember all of you otherwise it would be all of you. but if you would suppose with me that you are in a town hall back in the congressional district and you had in elementar an elel child a student stand up and ask this question i would like to know how each of you would answer this child's question. what right does the house of representatives have two pick and choose what type of government gets funding, what is the response? start with professor turley. >> i'm sorry the last part of the question? was right does the house of representatives have to pick and choose what part of the government gets funded? >> i think the answer is clear. the order of the three branches are
. what is worse is the fear that for regan. prison healthcare could be a death sentence. >> i'm going to lose you. i love you honey. >> are you coming out saturday. >> i'm coming on saturday. i love you, honey. bye-bye. it's so frustrating when you can't finish talking. >> got be tough when you hang up? >> yes. it's tougher leaving. the first visit with ryland. my husband helder up. she started running and grabbed her and held her as tight as she could. it's been very hard. we miss her very much. >> our investigation from correspondent adam may. when we return, brave but broke. detroit clear to move forward on bankruptcy. what happens to its fire power. a day in the night of engine 44 next. >> after four months of wrangling over bankruptc a court ruled that the motor city can go forward, leaving a critical population of city workers what happenedering about the future of their pensions. and the pressure is mounting on detroit leadsers. one moved on, the fire commissioner. it was a serious blow for arson city. last year's cases costing for than $2.5 million. a day in the night of engin
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and technology committee recently held a hearing on healthcare.gov cybersecurity threats. our bipartisan expert witness panel included dr. frederick check, a computer science professor at s.m.u., dr. ruben, a computer science professor at johns hopkins university, david kennedy, former chief security officer of dibold incorporated and currently the principal security consultant for trusted sec, and morgan write, formerly with cisco security and now c.e.o. of crowd sourced investigations. now i'm not a cybersecurity expert, but i can read the words of those who are. the s.s.t. committee's hearing charter informs members that in order to fully use healthcare.gov, american citizens must input or verify highly personal information such as date of birth and social security numbers for all family members, household salary, debt information, credit card information, place of employment, home addresses, and the like. information that is a treasure-trove for cybercriminals and identity thieves. further, the obamacare website interacts with the i.r.s. and social security administration databases thereby
stepping up the health-care benefit for servicemembers during that period. they stepped up the housing allowance benefit, and that is not where the politics on the hill are with spending these days. i think that is a critical part of the discussion, the rate of growth on personnel costs will not be what it was the past 10 or 12 years. host: a major story estimates that roughly $92,000 is the annual personnel cost per active-duty member. when we say personnel cost, what is being counted with that number? guest: that is an important question because the pentagon accounting methods are arcane and confusing. what we did here to avoid the fuzzy math issue, we look at specifically the line item in the budget called military personnel. what this includes is active- duty pay, active-duty housing allowance because some of your viewers may know the military provides a tax-free stipend for housing for servicemembers, which in the washington area can be over $2000 per month. that also includes retirement accrual. there is a generous retirement account for people serving over 20 years, and some hea
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. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas
millions of social media accounts are hacked this week from facebook to healthcare.gov, how do you stay safe online? we will check this out to help you online, coming up. martha: sad and stunning story here. a washington state woman was live tweeting a car wreck on wednesday when listening to her police scanner and as the details were revealed, karen johnson began to realize this fatal accident may have involved her husband. she tweeted, i'm trying not to panic but my husband left work early. driving the 205 to get home he is not answering his home. after calling his office and he was feeling faint when he left, what do i do now. he might have pulled over feeling faint or had aziz sure. he had epilepsy. very sadly her worst fierce were confirmed. she wrote this. it is him. he died. the police are investigating this crash. and an online fund has now been created to support the 41-year-old mother of two children. what a sad story. bill: new details now on the american teacher gunned down in benghazi yesterday. ronnie smith, shown here, getting ready to spend christmas back in austin, texa
. the glitch pertaining to electric files sent from healthcare.gov to insurance companies. they're called 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1 in 10 of those forms are showing errors such as misspellings. in turn, the companies can't complete the transaction if any of these flaggings are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they're making sure that everyone who enrolled is -- is enrolled, in fact, and addressing the challenges that were particularly keen in the beginning of this process, on the back end, the forms. >> reporter: in light of the administration's flip-flop on allowing folks to keep their old health coverage. the house has sent legislation to delay the individual mandate, allowing customer, to keep their old health plans. one of many proposals which haven't moved in the senate. >> if the president won't scrap this law, isn't it time for him to delay it for all americans before it does further harm? >> reporter: federal officials are now urging people to stop using paper applications in fear they won't be processed
's now working. go to healthcare.gov, take a look for yourself in your state what's available to you. there is no reason why you should not have health insurance. and by the way, if you don't get health insurance and then you get in an accident, the rest of us end up paying for it. because the hospitals, they end up essentially charging about 1000 in hidden subsidies for those who don't have health insurance. that's what we're trying to eliminate. >> you saw the story about the national security agency basically patrolling all of the cell phones in the world, basically. a lot of young people point to the privacy requirements. they don't like being part of anything that's collecting information. health care. is this going to be one of the detriments for people signing up, they want to keep their privacy. >> first of all, health care is entirely different. it's more similar to seniors who sign up for medicare, people who file their taxes. you know, there are a whole bunch of things where you're providing information to the government. it's protected. it's governed by a whole series of
. >>> the latest check of the healthcare.gov website shows 3.7 million people visited the site this past week. a spokeswoman says the number of duplicated or incorrect forms sent from the site to insurance companies has dropped to 10%. it had been at 25%. consumers are being advised to double-check online interactions with their insurance companies. a spanish-language version is expected to go live today. >>> waulgt ended with big gains, the strongest jobs report in five years. employers added 203,000 jobs in november and the unemployment rate fell to 7% nationwide. so what does that mean for the economy? cbs news contributor and analyst melody hobson joins us from chicago. good morning. i've sort of covered all the good news was there any bad news in the latest report? >> there was a lot of good news in that report 203,000 jobs you've mentioned. the september and october numbers were revised up. the unemployment rate hit a five-year low at 7%. and where the jobs were coming from, that was great news. construction professional services, manufacturing. those are higher-paying
. as of monday evening, the revamped healthcare.gov website has handled around 750,000 visitors, close to the site's daily capacity and processed 18,000 enrollments, nearly double the previous record. "the washington post" reports around a third of the people who signed up contained errors generated by the computer system. >>> and the house and senate negotiates are reportedly trying to finalize a small scale deal to replace requested cuts in the next two years. politico says under plans being discussed the discretionary spending would be set in the $1 trillion range for fiscal 2014, up slightly from the 967 billion in the budget control act, but less than the senate democrats want. talks could still collapse. house speaker john boehner is expected to pass a bill next week to fund the government if no budget deal is reached. >>> bp wins appeals over the 2010 gulf oil spill. the appeals panel says a lower court erred by approving that formula. >>> pointing and clicking, meanwhile, appear to be the preferred way to shop this holiday season. our very own hampton pearson has the numbers fr
and over again and what i found in nigeria was a lean 9%, 91%, particularly when healthcare is primarily faith based, getting money grants from the u.s. government. it was very disconcerting to me. the services for getting support and we saw when we went to the transfiguration church a week before that, i understand cardinal mccarrack celebrated mass there. we celebrated communion. it was a church without a roof, completely blown off and destroyed and unfortunately it will have to be rehab. i encourage you that every dollar spent their does get multiplied because of the unbelievable commitment that has nothing to do with money and everything to do with service for service sake and also because of the multiplier effect of the volunteers that are included in the operation. you can take that back if you want to respond. the recovery must be sustainable and know that you have friends and advocates here. it is bipartisan. the chairman, all of us i believe, if we know the need, your folks on the ground say cash for the work needs an additional push, let us know. we can try to increase the capa
. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion overwhelmingly. health carethe good bill. that is the politics of the issue right now. >> will the gentle man yield? >> i would be glad to yield. not politics. it's what people are concerned about. right now more people in america are concerned about the choice they have for health care and how they will seek coverage for their family. it's not about politics. some things that do transcend washington partisan politics. we care about health care. republicans care about health care. democrats care about health care. right now there is a serious problem given the obama care law. we need to help people. that's what i am talking about, not talking about the politics of it. i am talking about what is on the minds of millions of americans as they lose the coverage they can afford. people int to help this country when it comes to >> theealth care. governor of kentucky spoke to us this morn
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